|—vb , hides, hiding, hid, hidden, hid|
|1.||to put or keep (oneself or an object) in a secret place; conceal (oneself or an object) from view or discovery: to hide a pencil; to hide from the police|
|2.||(tr) to conceal or obscure: the clouds hid the sun|
|3.||(tr) to keep secret|
|4.||(tr) to turn (one's head, eyes, etc) away|
|5.||(Brit) US and Canadian equivalent: blind a place of concealment, usually disguised to appear as part of the natural environment, used by hunters, birdwatchers, etc|
|[Old English hӯdan; related to Old Frisian hēda, Middle Low German hüden, Greek keuthein]|
|1.||the skin of an animal, esp the tough thick skin of a large mammal, either tanned or raw|
|2.||informal the human skin|
|3.||informal (Austral), (NZ) impudence|
|—vb , hides, hiding, hided|
|4.||informal (tr) to flog|
|[Old English hӯd; related to Old Norse hūth, Old Frisian hēd, Old High German hūt, Latin cutis skin, Greek kutos; see |
In addition to the idioms beginning with hide, also see cover one's ass (hide); tan one's hide.
the pelt taken from a cow, steer, or bull of the bovine species, from the pelt of a horse, or from the integument of some other large adult animal. The pelts of smaller animals are commonly called skins-namely, sheepskins, goatskins, calfskins, etc. For the preservation and tanning of hides, see leather.
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